Netgear FA311TX

Roger L. Smith roger at ERC.MsState.Edu
Mon May 20 13:23:28 PDT 2002

On Mon, 20 May 2002, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 02:49:09PM -0400, Gabriel J. Weinstock wrote:
> >   Finally, a theoretical question. We have 4 gigabit Ethernet cards
> > and a 4-port gigabit switch (Asante FriendlyNet GX4.) Would I be
> > correct in assuming we could boost performance by connecting a head
> > node to 3 slave nodes w/ the gigabit hardware, and then making the 3
> > slave nodes NIS slave servers to the head, and serving the remainder
> > of the cluster [which uses fast Ethernet] its NIS maps from the 4
> > NIS servers, in a distributed fashion?
> If you *really* want to use NIS on your cluster, you should make every
> system in the cluster a slave server. Most people just use files. Either
> way you can be pretty much assured that you won't see much slowdown.

FWIW, I currently have over 500 nodes using NIS and connecting to one NIS
master and one NIS slave, although most of the time all of the nodes are
bound to one or the other.

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